POLDARK actor Aidan Turner has revealed the “aggressive and unwanted” sex scenes that left him squirming.
The period drama hunk spoke honestly about the sometimes “tricky” portrayal of intimacy on screen.
Aidan, 37, portrays the talented Leonardo da Vinci in a new Amazon Prime offering, which premiered on the streaming service last month.
And with five years playing Ross Poldark in the popular romantic drama alongside Eleanor Tomlinson and his beloved Demelza, the star is no stranger to a steamy set-up.
Despite this, he admitted to the Radio Times: “I’ve yet to work with an intimacy coach, but it’s definitely the right move as it takes the pressure away from everybody.
“Discussions don’t always happen. Some directors don’t know what to say.
“There can be an awkward atmosphere. No one wants to say or do the wrong thing. Sometimes that means things don’t get discussed properly. It gets avoided and then the situation spirals.”
Turner went on: “You want everyone to feel comfortable. If they’re not, sometimes they won’t speak and then things won’t get heard. Those scenes can be tricky. You just question why has it taken so long [to have these experts on set].”
On his use of the word “tricky”, the Irish star explained: “It’s dependent on the scene, but some can be more aggressive or unwanted.
“Everyone has their own experiences with such things and in their own personal lives. You don’t know what someone is coming into the scene with.
“It’s not always the best approach to assume your own history is the same as everyone else’s. I think having somebody to anchor that situation is brilliant.”
The eight-part Amazon Prime series also stars Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor) as an imaginary Milan police officer who suspects Da Vinci of murder.
Each episode focuses on one of Leonardo’s achievements in different areas from science to art and from engineering to poetry.
In his role as the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, Aidan is seen kissing a young man in scenes from the new Amazon show.
In his own personal life, Aidan is believed to have secretly married his long-term girlfriend Caitlin Fitzgerald.
The pair are believed to have wed as filming in Italy for Leonardo concluded.
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